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  • Stock Updates: New Name Makes Most Active List Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    Here's our look at the stocks making the most "noise" with traders. There's a new name on the most actives--as you will see below. And Freemont General seems to have run its course, and takes a top spot in the worst performing list--while still showing up in the most active list as well as the most widely held.

  • Update On Most Active Stocks And Biggest Gainers Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    Hi folks. Here's a look at the stocks you are buying and trading. The best performing trades by % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close were: Valhi : If you bought on Monday at $14.90 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $17.93, the contestant gained 20.34% on the trade. Valhi gained almost 13% Monday and Tuesday, followed with another 20% gain...

  • Guest Blogger James Altucher: His Picks For Contest Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    We add another guest blogger to our site--James Altucher, who is a regular on the contest program "How To Win." James joins Jeff Mishlove who also appears on "How To Win," and both will write about their picks and sometimes their pans (we hope not to often on that last part). Here's what James sent us today..

  • Celebs Raise Stakes As Money Flows In Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    Our celeb stock players seem to be getting the hang of "making money." All but two of them saw gains Monday (even Johnny Bench!). Ernie Hudson had the biggest "up" percentage--gaining 1.01% or just a little over $10k. Only Chris Gardner, down a minisucle 0.01% or $80.00 and Wille Garson, down a bigger .058% or $5,600, came out on the losing end.

  • Nippon Steel, Tata in Talks on Joint Output Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 7:58 PM ET

    Nippon Steel, the world's second-largest steel maker, is in talks with India's Tata Steel tojointly produce automotive sheet steel in India, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.

  • Xstrata Makes $4 Billion Cash Bid for LionOre Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 5:40 AM ET

    Mining company Xstrata said Monday it has made a 4.6 billion Canadian dollar ($4 billion; 3 billion euros) takeover bid for Canada's LionOre Mining International.

  • Arcelor, Nippon Steel to Double U.S. Output Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | 10:55 PM ET

    Arcelor Mittal and Nippon Steel have agreed to boost automotive sheet capacity at theirequally-owned joint venture in the U.S., the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.

  • Flowing Profits or Dry Well? Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 6:22 PM ET

    Sometimes there is just no pure play in a sector, and water is a perfect example. But that doesn't mean this isn't money to be made there -- as long as investors are aware of the risks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • OPEC Hopes to Keep Oil at $50 to $60 Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 5:47 AM ET

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries aims to keep oil prices at a "reasonable" $50-$60 a barrel, a level that supports upstream investment and economic growth, the head of its research arm said on Thursday.

  • Celeb Judy Gold--Hello, You're Losing Ground!! Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 12:46 PM ET
    Judy Gold

    Judy, Judy, Judy--HELLO!. You're in 6th place after Tuesday's "Trading With The Stars" action. That's after you were in 4th place on Monday. Okay, Judy's had two days of falling value--something that did NOT go unnoticed by CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on "Morning Call." That's the show Judy's playing for--at least the first hour.

  • Celebs Heat Up Trades While Standings Change Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 9:58 AM ET

    Here's our current celebrity standings for "Trading With The Stars," and what they've been up to. Not much difference from Monday, as the top three spots remain the same. But Judy Gold is slipping down a bit. She was in 4th place after Monday's action, but is now in 6th from Tuesday. James Cromwell moves up to 5th from 6th.

  • Canada's Wolfden Agrees to Zinifex $306 Million Offer Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 10:33 PM ET

    Australia-listed zinc miner Zinifex said on Tuesday Canada's Wolfden Resources has backed a scaled-down $306 million takeover bid.

  • POSCO Denies Report Arcelor Mittal Eyeing Bid Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 9:42 PM ET

    Arcelor Mittal, the world's biggest steel maker, could be interested in making a hostile takeover of South Korean steel maker POSCO, the Korea Economic Daily said on Friday.

  • European Stocks to Watch Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Here some of Thursday’s big movers on European stock markets: Bwin Interactive Entertainment, Sidenor, William Demant, Sacyr Vallehermoso, Pernod Ricard, Carrefour and TUI.

  • Will Gold Continue to Fall? Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 6:11 AM ET

    The recent slide in gold prices has confounded traders and investors. Normally safe-haven investments tend to rise as money moves out of riskier propositions like stocks.

  • Faber Report: Mining Info On Mining Deal Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    In today's "Faber Report", David took a closer look at a sharp decline in the price of one of the hottest commodities of 2006. Find out what it is and which mining deal he's watching closely as a result.

  • Metals Mania: Expect Gold to Continue Shining in ‘07 Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 10:31 AM ET

    Investors who bought precious and base metals this past year struck pay dirt. Prices rose 18% and 63%, respectively. But while copper has reached a peak most likely not seen again for many years, a shift in monetary reserves from dollars to euros and gold will push that commodity even higher. So said Dennis Gartman this morning on “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Energy Stocks: Analyst Picks for 2007 Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 11:30 AM ET

    As we've said--OPEC meets tomorrow (threatening production cuts) and U.S. gas inventories are out (down)--as we've been focusing on the global energy picture. But what does it mean for your stock portfolio? Here are some picks from two energy stock analysts on "Morning Call." Jacques Rousseau is an analyst with FBR. He says it all about being selective right now. James Wicklund is Energy Equity Analyst with Banc of America Securities....

  • U.S. Oil Supply Drop No Surprise to Some Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 10:46 AM ET

    The U.S. oil inventories report (EIA) is out. And the decline for the week is much lower than expected. The numbers show crude supplies down 4.3 million barrels. And the decline in gas supplies are some 100,000 barrels. Oil refinery capacity was at 89.1% last week...

  • CNBC's Domm: The Market Outlook Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are taxiing towards a slightly higher opening today as airline takeover activity is set to give the transports a lift. Retail sales data for November could also give the market some direction and provide further clues to the consumer this holiday season. MERGERS AT THE GATE: Our Phil Lebeau is reporting on takeover talks...

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